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5555 Ascot Dr

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 879-2110

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 930

Students Per Teacher: 21

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61 Parent Reviews for Montera Middle School

My perspective on Montera is that overall it is a well run school and the teachers and admin staff are working to make it better all the time. I see a group of teachers and staff that have a true concern about their students and want to give them the best school experience possible. Not all the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/14

I've put two kids through Montera over the last six years and it has changed greatly in that time, but specifically since Dr. Tranzor has taken leadership. We are delighted with the cleanliness, teacher "re"-engagement, lack of violence and drug use(which is common at an inner-city school) and innovative ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/23/14

I have found Montera to be a delightful gem in the hills of Oakland. This school is doing a lot of great things inspire of the budget cuts. Montera has a Restorative Justice program that is really great for the students and school. There are many electives offered for the students. The Leadership class ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/14

My daughter is a current 7th grader at Montera. She spent 4 years at a private school (Head Royce). We currently have both of our kids at public schools (one at Montera and one at Montclair). The private school experience has given us some good perspective--there is no perfect school, but there are things ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/13

My daughter is a 7th grader at Montera; our older child went to a private school that was a great fit for her, but after looking at our options we decided as a family that Montera would serve the younger child better, and we have seen that be the case. Yes, it's a large public school. Yes, there's a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/13

After being at private school for elementary school, my child moved to Montera for middle school. We have been very pleased with the school all around. My child is a strong student academically, and pointed out this year that while there are no bells and whistles like in private school (as there should ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/13

My son is currently in the 8th grade at Montera. We have certainly had a few ups and downs over the past two years, but we had those in elementary school as well. No school is perfect. In general he has been challenged and engaged all three years. He has had mostly excellent teachers. Behavior problems ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/16/13

My daughter attended Montera and was well prepared for Oakland Tech. I have children at Montera now who I believe are being prepared equally as well. There is concern over common core (as well as nationally - it even hit the Colbert Report), but the teachers, admin and OUSD reps had a presentation ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/13

Warning! This school is not what it is perceived to be. On the surface one would think that this is one of OUSD premier middle schools, due to its location in the Oakland Hills however, my child's experience at Montera was a big disappointment. Over 35 plus kids on average per class with many foul-mouth ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/06/13

I wish this school had more to offer the kids especially all of the GATE kids it claims to serve. There was limited space in the 7th grade algebra class and a lot of very capable kids were not able to enroll which is a shame. More differentiated instruction would help keep some of the higher achieving ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/13

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Test Year: 2012
Montera Middle School
Oakland Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Oakland schools — Montera Middle School is located at 5555 Ascot Dr, Oakland CA 94611. 5555 Ascot Dr is in the 94611 ZIP code in Oakland, CA The school district for Montera Middle School is the Oakland Unified School District. Montera Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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